What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have important lab work done while you are taking this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, ankles, lower legs, or feet
burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except smallest finger
coughing up blood
difficulty with breathing or swallowing
difficulty with moving
increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
muscle pain or stiffness
not able to move
pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
prolonged bleeding from cuts
rapid weight gain
red or black, tarry stools
red or dark brown urine
tingling of the hands or feet
unusual weight gain or loss
Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
change in personality
change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
changes in vision
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
limp pain in the hip or knee
loss of appetite
loss of consciousness
pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
problems with walking or talking
unusual tiredness or weakness
yellow eyes or skin
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
unusually warm skin
Increased growth of skin lesions
swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.